Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter - Left Hand Brewing Company
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4.28/5 rDev +6.7%
Super black!! SRM 45+. The head had a nice tinge of brown. This looks like a treat!
Moderate to pushy in the smoke department. Smoked salt, French Roast coffee, cocoa nibs, earthy roast, campfire, bitter oats, black patent char, seawater, and cured charcuterie. Awesome nose. Still reppin' porters, not rauchs. Gets good marks!
Holy smokes! Smoked bacon, campfire, French Roast coffee, charred porter roast, chocolate-bacon bar, black peppercorn, mineral water, and an earthy bitter finish. Truly excellent. Opens up at sixty degrees more than you would believe.
Just bigger than medium, for body. Viscosity is pretty easy, however. Carbonation wants to give it some spice. Just a great feel for an Impy Porter. Booze? Yeah, I didn't think you'd answer to roll call.
Loves me a meaty, smoky imperial porter. Left Hand nailed it. For the ages!
05-26-2014 02:56:45 | More by thecheapies
4.84/5 rDev +20.7%
APPEARANCE: This is one of the darker Porters I have seen. No light comes through even when held up to a light bulb. The brownish, off-white head fluffs up to about a finger’s worth of head before slowly receding into a beer-coaster-thick cap. Lacing is spotty up top, but becomes much more full throughout the glass.
SMELL: This beer has a wonderfully, smoky smell. A subtle coffee roastiness provides a backdrop for a very pleasant bacon-like smoked aroma.
TASTE: This is the closest thing to liquid bacon I have ever had. This is one of the few truly savory beers out there with plenty of Umami. Yum. Adding to the savory flavor is a touch of roasty malt and for balance, a hint of semi-sweet dark chocolate rolls over the tongue towards the end of the sip.
MOUTHFEEL: Incredible. Perfect might be a better word, particularly when it comes to balance – the savory flavors are dominant, but the perfect portion of sweetness comes in at just the right moment to create an exceptional give and take. As for body, this is certainly a big beer, but lighter than many other Porters. The carbonation provides a light tickle to go along with a creamy, but cleansing mouthfeel. I think there is only one other beer I’ve given a 5 in mouthfeel, but this if there’s a way to make one 5 stronger than the other this one is.
OVERALL: This is the best smoked beer I am currently aware of. Left Hand does a lot of things very well, but two of those things stand out – dark beers and smoked beers. It turns out, this might the best combination of the two they’ve ever done. For the style, this might be the closest beer to perfection I have ever had.
05-02-2014 07:06:58 | More by StoneTSR
Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.